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Bernie Madoff, mastermind behind largest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

Bernie Madoff, mastermind behind largest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

Bernie Madoff, the mastermind behind the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died in prison, AP reported citing a source. It said Madoff, 82, died at the federal medical center in Butner, North Carolina, from natural causes. He had an end-stage renal disease and other medical conditions. In 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 150 years in prison and forced to forfeit $170 billion.

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CNN staffer credits network for anti-Trump ’propaganda’ in Project Veritas sting

CNN staffer credits network for anti-Trump ’propaganda’ in Project Veritas sting

According to Project Veritas, a CNN staffer admitted during a sting operation that his network produced ’propaganda’ to oust former President Trump during the 2020 presidential election. Charlie Chester, a technical Director at CNN, was filmed during a series of fake Tinder dates as he explained how they ’got Trump out’ of office. Chester also explained how they overdramatized Trump health issues.

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Biden administration lifts curbs on abortion pills amid Covid pandemic

Biden administration lifts curbs on abortion pills amid Covid pandemic

President Joe Biden’s administration said it was temporarily lifting a medication abortion restriction that requires abortion pills to be dispensed in person. Now, they can be acquired via mail during the Covid-19 pandemic. The move reverses former President Donald Trump’s policy that banned sending or receiving such pills by post. This is seen as a major victory for pro-abortion groups.

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Police erect barriers and fencing around cop’s house who shot Daunte Wright

Police erect barriers and fencing around cop’s house who shot Daunte Wright

Minneapolis police officers erected concrete barriers and fencing around the home of Kimberly Potter, the Brooklyn Center cop who shot dead Daunte Wright, NYT reported. Potter’s house is the suburb of Champlin. One of Potter’s neighbors told WSJ that the community was on the edge. Potter shot Wright, a 20-year-old black man, during a traffic stop last week. She has resigned from the police force.

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Expert says Chauvin was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Expert says Chauvin was justified in pinning down George Floyd

A use-of-force expert testified for the defense on Tuesday, saying that Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling. Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa, California officer, said ’put yourself in the officer’s shoes to try to make an evaluation through what they’re feeling, what they’re sensing, the fear they have,’ about Chauvin’s actions.

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Cop who shot Daunte Wright to be charged, report says

Cop who shot Daunte Wright to be charged, report says

Kimberly Potter, the Minnesota officer who shot dead Daunte Wright, could be criminally charged, KSTP-TV reported citing sources. It said the Minnesota authorities were still finishing its probe. The Minneapolis county is reviewing the case for Hennepin County, where Brooklyn Center is located, to avoid a clash of interest. Wright was shot when he tried to re-enter his car after being pulled over.

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Large boat capsizes off Louisiana coast, 12 missing

Large boat capsizes off Louisiana coast, 12 missing

A large boat carrying 18 people capsized after a sudden storm with winds up to 112mph toppled it off the coast of Louisiana Tuesday. Six crew members have been rescued by Good Samaritans and the US Coast Guard; however, 12 people were still missing. Rescue missions were on when reports last came in. The boat, named, Seacor Power, is used to carry workers to service offshore drilling platforms.

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Kenosha cop who shot Jacob Blake is back on duty

Kenosha cop who shot Jacob Blake is back on duty

The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back in August has returned to regular duty. District Attorney Michael Graveley announced in January that Rusten Sheskey would face no criminal charges in the Aug. 23 incident that left Blake paralyzed from the waist down. Sheskey has also been cleared of breaking any internal policies.

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Chicago police cancel officer days off as tensions rise over Wright’s shooting

Chicago police cancel officer days off as tensions rise over Wright’s shooting

The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off for certain police officers until further notice citing ’events across the country.’ This comes as parts of the US is gearing up for rising tensions over the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota. The CPD said members of its community safety, critical incident response and summer mobile patrol teams would no longer get days off.

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FDA, CDC call for halting J&J Covid-19 vaccine after cases of blood clotting

FDA, CDC call for halting J&J Covid-19 vaccine after cases of blood clotting

The US FDA and the CDC, in a joint statement, asked the US government to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are being probed. Although there have been just 6 such reported cases out of around 7 million doses given, the two agencies said they were recommending the pause out of an ’abundance of caution.’ All 6 reported cases happened in women.

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Biden, lawmakers pay their respects to slain Capitol Police officer

Biden, lawmakers pay their respects to slain Capitol Police officer

President Joe Biden and other congressional leaders prepared to pay their respects to slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William ’Billy’ Evans, whose casket arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday. Evans was struck by a car and killed while he manned a barricade near the Senate side of the building. His family, including his two children, were present as his casket was carried up the Capitol steps.

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Minneapolis, St Paul set another overnight curfew as more protests expected

Minneapolis, St Paul set another overnight curfew as more protests expected

The twin cities of Minneapolis and St Paul set another overnight curfew as the local administration anticipated a third night of protests demanding justice after an officer shot dead Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, during a traffic stop. Officials imposed restrictions on movement in the two cities from 10pm to 6am. However, the new curbs are less stringent than the ones imposed on Monday.

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Virginia AG Launches civil probe after veteran is pepper sprayed by police

Virginia AG Launches civil probe after veteran is pepper sprayed by police

Virginia AG Mark Herring launched a civil rights investigation into the Windsor Police Department after video was released of officers apparently unlawfully detaining a US Army Lieutenant and pepper spraying him in his car. The video shows Lieutenant Caron Nazario repeatedly asking why he is being stopped and the officers refusing to answer while aiming firearms at him.

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Wisconsin cop cleared over Jacob Blake shooting returns to duty

Wisconsin cop cleared over Jacob Blake shooting returns to duty

Officer Rusten Sheskey, the policeman who fired several shots at Jacob Blake and injured him severely, has returned to duty. Sheskey, a white man, was not charged for shooting Blake, a black man, seven times while responding to a domestic violence call. Blake was left paralyzed from waist downwards after the incident. Kenosha’s police chief said Sheskey returned to duty on March 31.

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Video shows police punching man on ground

Video shows police punching man on ground

Two North Carolina cops were placed on leave after at least one of them were seen throwing punches at a Black man who was taken to the ground after a foot pursuit. A clip during the arrest Monday in Kinston appears to show an officer standing over David Lee Bruton Jr. and throwing multiple punches while he’s on the ground. Kinston Police Chief Tim Dilday acknowledged that ’punches were thrown.’

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Brooklyn Center police chief and cop who shot Daunte Wright resign

Brooklyn Center police chief and cop who shot Daunte Wright resign

Tim Gannon, the police chief of Brooklyn Center and Kimberly Potter, the policewoman who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, have resigned from the Minneapolis suburb’s police department. Mayor Mike Elliott of Brooklyn Center told reporters that the city was moving toward firing Potter, who is a 26-year veteran of the city’s police force. She is likely to face criminal charges.

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Conservatives upset as Fauci says no to indoor dining, even after vaccine

Conservatives upset as Fauci says no to indoor dining, even after vaccine

Dr. Fauci said it is ’still not’ acceptable for Americans to eat indoors, even after they’ve received the COVID jab. ’If you are vaccinated, please remember that you still have to be careful and not get involved in crowded situations,’ Fauci said. His comments drew criticism from conservatives. Former chief of staff Meadows said Democrats had ’zero intention of giving back their newfound control.’

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Obamas react to Wright’s fatal shooting, says ’our hearts are heavy’

Obamas react to Wright’s fatal shooting, says ’our hearts are heavy’

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle released a statement grieving the death of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old black man who the police shot in a Minneapolis suburb. In the joint statement, the Obamas wrote: ’Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police.’ They also called for a ’full and transparent investigation’ in the case.

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Kristin Smart case: Prime suspect arrested 25 years after her disappearance

Kristin Smart case: Prime suspect arrested 25 years after her disappearance

The San Luis Obispo sheriff said that he plans to announce ’major developments’ in the 25-year-old disappearance of a California college student after the ’prime suspect’ was arrested on Tuesday. 44-year-old Paul Flores was the last person seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished in 1996. His father was arrested as an accessory at his Arroyo Grande home.

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Two young teenage girls charged with murdering Pakistani taxi driver in DC

Two young teenage girls charged with murdering Pakistani taxi driver in DC

Two girls, aged 13 and 15, have been charged with felony murder and armed carjacking in the killing an Uber Eats driver of Pakistani origin in Washington, DC. Police said the girls used a Taser on Mohammad Anwar, 66, while carjacking him. The assault led to an accident that killed Anwar. Authorities said the younger girl is from the southeast section of DC and the 15-year-old from Fort Washington.

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